The links below provide a more in-depth look what a Montessori school is. Please keep in mind that the links provided are not Catholic, but meant to help readers understand the basic concepts of Montessori. Renaissance integrates Catholic faith formation and theological truths into all applicable areas of our programs. The elementary program provides a full expression of the Montessori principles of self-directed, individualized learning in a truly integrated curriculum. By building on basic skills acquired through the manipulation of specially prepared materials, the elementary child moves from the concrete to abstract reasoning.